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  1. Display sites created by Teams in SPO admin center

    The SharePoint sites created to support Teams should really be displayed in the SharePoint admin center since they are sites in SharePoint. Indicating they are used by a Team would be good as well to differentiate them from "normal" site collections. It's hard to keep track of the SPO footprint without being able to see the Teams sites.

    22 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Office 365 SharePoint Tenant Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. excel service should be ported with on Prem version.

    excel service should be ported with on Prem version. So that the organization which has which have policy restrictions will able to enjoy powerView and PowerPivot easily. It should not be limited to office online.

    22 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Integration with Other products  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Keep public sites availalbe for any SharePoint Online subscription

    This is a great feature and we don't want it taken away.

    22 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Office 365 SharePoint Tenant Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Factory Reset for SharePoint root Site collection

    Would like to have a way to restore my SharePoint online root site to a "Factory Default" clean site collection.

    We have tenants where we dev/demo/play and in certain cases we would like to wipe what we did and restart from scratch.

    Just deleting the root site collection causes errors.

    21 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Office 365 SharePoint Tenant Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Enable Termstore backup/restore in SharePoint Online

    Enable Termstore backup/restore in SharePoint Online

    21 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Taxonomy  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Enable "Content Viewer" reports so we can see who has viewed docs for Audit purpoes

    The Audit Trail Functionality feature within Microsoft Office 365 does not currently allow “Content Viewer” reports to be produced. Further to discussions with Microsoft Technical Support Engineer, there are no plans to have this feature enabled.Can you please look into enabling this feature as this is extremely important when auditing sites and looking at who has viewed documents.

    21 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Auditing & Compliance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Show the access request email address on the Access Denied screen and/or a custom message

    When users request access they might not get a response back from the site's owner. This is typically the case in large companies where people come and go often. Also site owners aren't on the hook to respond because they know users aren't aware the email was sent to them. The end result is a flood of tickets to the SP admin to provide access.

    Also what would be nice is a option next to the access request email address button where you can leave a custom message at the site level so it shows on the access denied screen.…

    21 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Upgrade V2V or B2B

    Will like to smooth process and see less down time when upgrade from 2013 to 2016 or installing patches/SPs.

    21 votes
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    4 comments  ·  SharePoint Upgrade  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Data leackage prevention for OneDrive for Business Client sync

    Currently you can sync multiple SharePoint libraries from different tenants in OneDrive for Business. To prevent data leakage it would be helpful for my organization to restrict the synchronization to just specific tenants (maybe based on the tenant GUID).

    20 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Expand SPO Powershell Capability

    Current PowerShell cmdlets available to administer SharePoint Online don't have enough functionality at or below the Site Collection level.

    I would like to see more of the on-prem cmdlet functionality migrated to SPO to be able to gather configuration data, site hierarchy, site / document library permissions, and other such information to quickly build documentation and reports.

    Having to learn and use CSOM seems like a step backwards.

    20 votes
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    0 comments  ·  SharePoint PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Need to add Task list to SharePoint Modern experience

    We use Task list A LOT on our "classic" sites. The last of support for Task list on "Modern" experience is a show shopper for us to move to modern experience.

    19 votes
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    0 comments  ·  SharePoint Upgrade  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. the error “Someone else has this workbook locked”

    When editing in Excel Online, the error “Someone else has this workbook locked” occurs sometimes.
    It might be locked on the server side, due to internet communication speed, unexpected PC shutdown or browser working stopped.
    When editing in Excel, the error “Upload failed. The server version of this file was updated by another author.” occurs sometimes.
    The file could not be closed properly for unexpected reasons and be locked on the server side.
    I really need you to improve this function that either make files cannot be locked or tell me the way how to unlock the files from the…

    19 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Database  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Increase SharePoint Calendar Overlay more than 10

    Can you allow more than 10 calendar overlay in SharePoint to integrate on 1 master calendar?

    19 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. “Copy” feature on IE is not workable

    When using “Copy” feature on Modern UI through IE, the screen will be frozen.
    But it does not happen on Firefox and Google Chrome.

    4 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Customizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Sharepoint Child Items Permission flag

    In UI we have option to grant permission to child items along with the folder permission using the checkbox "Share everything in this folder, even items with unique permission". However there is no api available for sharing permission for child items via api/ CSOM.

    It would be better to have this feature.

    18 votes
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    0 comments  ·  SharePoint Upgrade  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Outlook 2016 - Attach SharePoint File permissions

    When a user uses the "Attach File" in Outlook 2016 and chooses a file on SharePoint online they are asked to allow recipients edit or view to the file. Can we have SharePoint check the permissions of the recipient rather than the sender? Currently if the sender does not have rights to make security changes to a Site, List or Library the sender gets and email with the following:

    "You don't have permission to give others access to this file.
    The message was sent, but the following people might not be able to access the attachment:"

    Sender will get this…

    18 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Integration with Other products  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Roll out ALL changes to the Canary tenant before global roll out

    It is very helpful that Microsoft makes a 'Canary Tenant' available to test existing solutions with upcoming changes to the platform. This helps us to catch potential breaking changes early.

    However, it turns out that only new functionality is rolled out to the Canary Tenant, not other changes. For example this caused major problems with our customers when Code Based sand-boxed solutions were discontinued without adequate warning (other than a general announcement a couple of years earlier without a specific date).

    Please roll out ALL non-emergency changes to the Canary Tenant before rolling them out globally.

    18 votes
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  18. Allow CSP Delegated Admins to Manage Modern Sites

    As a CSP, receiving delegated admin access from a customer does not allow you to access modern site collections (Communication sites, modern Team Sites).

    Delegated admin allows you to access the SharePoint admin centers for both classic and modern sites. In classic, if a site collection has Company Administrator as a site collection admin, a CSP user with delegated admin has rights to the site collection.

    In the new SharePoint Admin Center, Company Administrator cannot be added as a site collection admin for modern sites, nor can anyone add my account as a site collection admin because my account is…

    17 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Office 365 SharePoint Tenant Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Add the categories feature.

    On the page after you clicked “Storage Metrics – Lists”, there are names of lists displayed in line.
    I hope that it can also display the categories of lists just as the same as it displayed in “Site Content”

    7 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Change Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Please make the menu fixed

    It would be really helpful if the width of the menu can be fixed even after you changed the Windows size in SharePoint site.
    At the present time, if you narrow the window, the menu item will be hidden in [...].
    Please fix the width of the menu in the SharePoint site, slide to the side with the scrollbar, and make the menu option can be selected.

    6 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Customizations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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